Box truck driver taken into custody after mimicking Nashville Christmas Day bombing

A box truck driver was arrested on Sunday after mimicking the circumstances surrounding the bombing in Nashville on Christmas Day. 

33-year-old box truck driver James Turgeon has been arrested on two felony counts of filing a false report and one count of tampering with evidence on Sunday, December 27th in Nashville, Tennessee. 

According to WMBF News, members of a church and customers at a nearby market contacted police when they noticed a white box truck broadcasting audio “similar to what was heard” just before an RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day. 

When police arrived, the truck driver left the area, but was soon pulled over and taken into custody. Officials then sent in a robot to investigate the box truck for explosives, but none were found. However, officers did discover that the speakers used to broadcast the audio had been intentionally tempered with by Turgeon.

No device found in box truck Federal and state authorities did not detect a device after checking a suspicious box…

Posted by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, December 27, 2020

Turgeon is now being held on $500,000 bond as authorities continue to investigate.